Welcome to Research Bow!

A postgraduate research blog from and for the PGRs of the School of Health in Social Science.

About us

Research Bow was launched in March 2019 with the vision to create a platform to share advice, experiences and news with our community of postgraduate research (PGR) students in the School of Health in Social...

Meet the team

Meet our passionate and enthusiastic team of editors, proofreaders, social media managers and much valued reviewers! If you want to be involved in any of these roles all you have to do is to get...

Our Contributors

Research Bow would not exist without the contribution of our inspiring and keen PGR blog authors who chose our platform to share their honest experiences, exciting initiatives and valuable tips and pieces of advice. We...

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Rhys-earch Bow

It is probably fair to say that all of us have procrastinated at some point during our PGR career. However,...
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Beyond the PhD

Doing a PhD is a great challenge that requires discipline, vision, organization, motivation and passion. Throughout the three, four, or...
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Emerging From The Bottom

'Emerging From The Bottom' is Claudia's third short story published in Research Bow and completes her first short story trilogy....
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The importance of being idle

Here I am, working my way through the 2nd year of the PhD studies at the scary time where we...
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All about Tutoring- Editor Series

First ask yourself “why do you want to tutor?” Is it to gain a new experience? Improve your teaching skills?...
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Sometimes, We fail Psychology. And It’s Okay.   

When we make a career choice, we almost always have a good reason for that. A medical doctor to save...
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Featured category of the month: PhD Life & Milestones

In this category you can find reflections, tips and advice for any stage of your PhD from First Year Annual Reviews to Online Recruitment, Tutoring and Vivas. You can also find how to join exciting PGR reps initiatives, staying connected with the PGR community. Would you like to share your experiences and tips? Contact us at research.bow@ed.ac.uk

Beyond the PhD

Doing a PhD is a great challenge that requires discipline, vision, organization, motivation and passion. Throughout the three, four, or more years of the program,...
Read More "Beyond the PhD"

The importance of being idle

Here I am, working my way through the 2nd year of the PhD studies at the scary time where we might be transitioning from face...
Read More "The importance of being idle"

All about Tutoring- Editor Series

First ask yourself “why do you want to tutor?” Is it to gain a new experience? Improve your teaching skills? Money? Accreditation? Once you have...
Read More "All about Tutoring- Editor Series"

Learning by Doing – Get the most out of an internship with the Scottish Government!

Each PhD journey is unique whether we want it or not. We sometimes find ourselves running through smooth valleys and other times struggling to even...
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Conducting Research the ‘Ethical’ Way- An overview of the ethics process

There are a lot of milestones in the PGR experience, all of which can be pretty intimidating on the first encounter. For me, one of...
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The Support You Never Knew You Needed!

Not sure if this blog is for you? Let’s do a quick test! Think about your PhD (let’s assume you don’t always do that), and...
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Transition from Sporting to Geeking

Back in October 2015, I was competing for an elusive space in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. My sport was canoe slalom; a technically, physically,...
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A Lookback: First Year (Annual) Review

We are back with that time of the year! The time where we gather our drafts together and start on to work towards consolidating everything...
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Learning to be your international self

I completed my master's degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2018. Although it was only one year long, I would like to say it...
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